Travelling Sick

Howdy all on this Thursday. Here in Melbourne the weather is as crazy as it’s ever been, making it’s way into the high-30s only to fall rapidly into the low twenties and the skies open up. Last week we had 44 degrees, today the forecast maximum is 21 but by Sunday it will be back …

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Travel bloggers – Agness and Cez from Etramping!

Today I chat with Agness and Cez from one of the best travel blogs on the net - Etramping. They like to get around on $25 a day so if you're into budget travel, they have a lot they can tell you about! They are also wonderfully helpful people and know heaps about blogging and …

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Seven on Sunday – Reasons to Visit Japan

Today I’m heading to Japan, one of the most special travel experiences you can have IMO. And here are seven reasons to go! Kitsch, anime and Karaoke   Heading to Japan you will find yourself amazed, at least in the big cities (and especially in say Akihabara) by the love of all things bright, colourful …

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World Journeys Podcast – Backpacking Europe (Episode 9 w/ Jock Read-Hill)

In today's podcast I speak with Jock Read-Hill about backpacking through Europe, in particular the UK and Turkey. This is a great podcast with lots of humour and some great anecdotes! Jock is a highly talented fellow from down Melbourne way - writer, actor, chef and more. We also chat a little about hostels and travelling Australia. …

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The Interac Experience Part Two – Settling In

Last Saturday I began a recounting of the tale of working for Interac and living in Japan. I wrote about the first week, the training at the Toyoko Inn at Narita, and the way everything was conducted. Today I move on to recounting how it was heading up to Iwate and settling in, the gap …

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Japanese Survival Guide Point 7 – City Hall and Bureaucracy

Winding down my Japanese Survival Guide now, with principally the third last post unless something else springs to mind, folks it’s time to prepare for the red tape that awaits the foreigner when you come to work in Japan as an ESL Teacher. The irony of it all is that Japan is a principally capitalistic …

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